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The Army-Navy Screen Magazine 05


Published 1943


The Army-Navy Screen Magazine Number 05, 1943. (AKA "The War No. 5)
  • 01 Finishing School: Amphibious training at Camp Gordon Johnston, Florida.

  • 02 Back Home - Cos Cob, Conn.: A Connecticut family runs a mom and pop machine shop for the war effort.

  • 03 I Was There [Corregidor] Captain Ruth E. Parsons [Ruth Parsons Schabacker, model for the Nurse's Memorial statue at Arlington National Cemetery] and Lt. Juanita Redmond of the Army Nurse Corps talk about Redmond's experiences on Corregidor.

  • 04 Happy Birthday!: Birthday of the WAC.

  • 05 Private Snafu - Gripes: Pvt. Snafu becomes commander of an Army camp and allows everyone to goldbrick.

  • The Army-Navy Screen Magazine 05 1943: the entire newsreel.


The Army-Navy Screen Magazine was produced by the U.S. Army Signal Corps Pictorial Service, under the supervision of Col. Frank Capra, who came up with the idea. It was released twice a month and shown to military troops as a 20-minute newsreel.

"By the end of the war, the Army-Navy Screen Magazine reached an enormous weekly audience of 4.2 million. It had become for American soldiers all over the world a communal experience that greatly influenced their perception of the war."

It featured short documentary films, news from back home, and short training films like Dr. Seuss' Private Snafu cartoons.   I've uploaded the entire Screen Magazine and also each segment as a separate file (some editions are comprised of 1 long film, though).

Description at the National Archives: "Part 1, Rangers descend nets in debarkation drills at Camp Gordon, Ga. An amphibious landing is made; troops run through barbed wire. Part 2, James Forrestal awards an "E" to a family in Cos Cob, Conn., for their home machine-tool production. Part 3, an Army nurse relates her Corregidor experiences. Shows Japanese bombing of Manila and U.S. prisoners on Bataan. (Reel 2) Shows a convoy in the Pacific. Part 4, WAC's are reviewed by Gen. Marshall, Sec. Stimson, and Col. Oveta Hobby. Brief scenes show various duties of WAC's and dramatize recruiting and induction. Part 5, Pvt. Snafu (animated), placed in charge of a camp, permits discipline to break down; the enemy attacks unopposed."

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Producer United States. Army Signal Corps’ Army Pictorial Service
Audio/Visual sound, black & white
Language English

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